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Institute for Family Business

Fresno State's Institute for Family Business is housed in the Craig School of Business. The Institute for Family Business, however, is not Fresno State's Institute or the Craig School of Business's Institute but rather, it is your institute and it belongs to the Valley. Fresno State and the Craig School of Business will be hosts and fanatical promoters of the family firm as a business concept, a catalyst for regional economic development, and a community asset and resource!

Our reason for existence is the preservation of the family business heritage by providing a forum for exchanging ideas, research findings, academic courses and information about the business and personal issues that are unique to family firms. 

Please join us, the Advisory Board and our existing members in celebrating our Valley family businesses by showing your support and becoming a member of our Institute for Family Business.

Ruiz family pledges $125,000 to Institute for Family Business

In January, 2016, Fred and Mitzie Ruiz pledged $125,000 to support the Institute for Family Business at Fresno State, a community resource that promotes family businesses as a catalyst for economic growth.

The pledge serves as the lead gift in an effort to establish a $1 million endowment to provide sustained support for the institute. To read more...

Upcoming Events

May 24, 2017
6pm - 8:30pm

28th Annual California Family Business Awards
This year we received over 112 nominations and 23 families were selected to be interviewed. The announcement of this year's finalist and the winner will be done at our annual dinner on May 24th at Fresno State's Satellite Student Union.  
Click here to see invitation

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